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Diego Costa is a wonderful target man. He has a great eye for the goal post. He is a good team player that can be depended on, but he is a sore loser.

The true mark of a great man is not how you react to life when all is going well, it is in how you respond when the reverse is the case. No matter how wonderful you are at your job, it’s almost useless to everyone else if you can’t keep your emotions in check, and react responsibly when things get tough. With all his awesomeness in front of goal, Diego Costa lacks in that department called character. It is the one issue pretty much everyone has had with him from day one. He’s racked up yellows and suspensions for it, but it is yet to leave him still.

When Conte arrived Chelsea, he must have thought he could manage Diego Costa, but time has proven that he, like Mou before him can’t. In just a season of work with him, Conte has given up on Costa, and I think it was the right call to make. A team with a ‘Judas’ will always suffer at some point. Costa is the Judas in the current Chelsea team, and it was high time we got rid of him.

News broke earlier this summer that the Spain international has been asked to leave, but while Chelsea’s search for a replacement is ongoing, he yet may have to stick around some more, at least until January. That was the belief before now, however, the recent actions of the man might put a seal on his impending departure.

Social media is a tool for interaction, but it can also do serious damage. On Sunday, Costa went live on his Instagram during a party, and seemed to take a subliminal shot at Conte. He was in Atletico colours, and typed in his comments section, “give a hug to Conte.” It was an obvious mockery of his coach, and a childish way of venting. Knowing who Conte is, this new action from Costa would be the final nail on the coffin of our top scorer from last season, and you wouldn’t blame him. If you’re looking for an excuse to kill something, and you get one on a platter, it’s difficult to pass up the chance. Costa is a typical example of Balotelli, the only difference is the former scores more, and sometimes, it’s not all about the goals only, character is put into perspective also.

About the Author

King Jay is a writer/broadcaster with years of experience under his belt. His love affair with Chelsea actually began as a joke, but today, he stands tall as a die-hard blue. What makes him perfect for this blog? He lives for Chelsea FC, in fact, I heard he sat in the middle of a road, and refused to go home after that bitter loss to Barcelona in 2009. Haha.